Re: Camping in the Smokies
Cades Cove does not close at a certain time. Check out time is 11:00 am. and check in is at 1:00pm. but I have arrived as early as 9:30 am and checked in no problem. Quiet time starts at 10:00pm. It is a Bear habitat and food storage regulations are enforced especially right now with all the bears being so active in the lower elevations. Camped there two weekends ago and saw eleven bears in one trip around the loop. Thats more than I have seen in 20 years. If you have more specific question just ask, I may not know the answer but would be glad to help any way I can.